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Frank De Boer wants to be Tottenham Hotspur’s Brendan Rodgers

The Ajax coach confirmed that the Amsterdam club has been approached by the Lilywhites and he is “going to listen” to what they have to say.

Frank De Boer will only move to Tottenham Hotspur if the club allows him to stamp his mark of authority on the team in the way Brendan Rodgers has with Liverpool.

That is according to fresh quotes attributed to the Ajax manager, who this week confirmed that an approach had been made by the North London club for his services.

De Boer recently celebrated a fourth consecutive Eredivisie title with the Dutch giants but is seemingly willing to listen to offers from elsewhere.

And speaking in an interview with national broadcaster NOS, the former Barcelona defender admitted he was aware of Spurs’ interest.

The 43-year-old was reportedly told of the development by Ajax football director Marc Overmars, something which explains the previous denials of knowledge on the part of the Eredivisie manager.

But De Boer was seemingly willing to speak candidly on the subject this time round with NOS, stating that while he was focused on the conclusion of the Dutch season he was keen to discuss a move, though he had some specific requirements.

"I'm going to listen and talk," he told the news provider.

"Then I'll make my feelings known. I want to add something to a club, so that people can say that they see the hand of Frank de Boer. Liverpool are a good example of this with Brendan Rodgers."

The quotes are yet another blow to current Lilywhites manager Tim Sherwood, who looks increasingly likely to depart the club in the summer, with many pointing to his failure to secure a top four finish as the main reason for his untimely exit.

Tottenham could face their fair share of competitors to land the highly-rated Ajax coach though, with Barcelona among the big-name clubs rumoured to be weighing up a move for the exciting young manager.

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